Coming up in Pelech's stead is 27-year-old John McCarthy, a forward who has played 51 games with the Sharks since the 2009-10 season. His last stint with the club was in the 2011-12 season where he took 10 penalty minutes, 14 shots and was a -2. McCarthy played all of last season in Worcester where he tallied 25 points in 65 games.
Pelech did not look great in last night's game and took a pointless penalty with 27 seconds to go in the third period in the Sharks 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.
McCarthy was drafted in the seventh round of the 2006 draft.